1. Rom. Antiq. A citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron.
2. A dependent; one under the protection of another.
I do think they are your friends and clients,
And fearful to disturb you. --B. Jonson.
3. Law One who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management.
n 1: a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
2: someone who pays for goods or services [syn: customer]
3: (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a
computer network [syn: node, guest]